Bible: Jer 50:1-6

Judgment Against Babylon

50:1 The Lord spoke concerning Babylon and the land of Babylonia 1  through the prophet Jeremiah. 2 

50:2Announce 3  the news among the nations! Proclaim it!

Signal for people to pay attention! 4 

Declare the news! Do not hide it! Say:

‘Babylon will be captured.

Bel 5  will be put to shame.

Marduk will be dismayed.

Babylon’s idols will be put to shame.

Her disgusting images 6  will be dismayed. 7 

50:3 For a nation from the north 8  will attack Babylon.

It will lay her land waste.

People and animals will flee out of it.

No one will inhabit it.’

50:4When that time comes,” says the Lord, 9 

“the people of Israel and Judah will return to the land together.

They will come back with tears of repentance

as they seek the Lord their God. 10 

50:5 They will ask the way to Zion;

they will turn their faces toward it.

They will come 11  and bind themselves to the Lord

in a lasting covenant that will never be forgotten. 12 

50:6My people have been lost sheep.

Their shepherds 13  have allowed them to go astray.

They have wandered around in the mountains.

They have roamed from one mountain and hill to another. 14 

They have forgotten their resting place.

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